The new birds gallery has some superb photos of Ospreys near Lake Tahoe. A family was nesting by the shore of Martis Lake next to Truckee-Tahoe Airport and took advantage of the great fishing. This land is preserved largely through the efforts of the airport district which, together with several conservation agencies, has successfully limited development of this beautiful habitat.
Additionally, Spring 2013 saw a large number of American White Pelicans in residence at the lake. This lake provides an important rest stop for several migratory waterfowl species.